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Pre-Nursing Students are encouraged to view the nursing power point slides prior to your appointment.

Pre-Health Orientation

News & Events



Get Involved, Join Club Leadership!

Several of the pre-health clubs are looking to fill leadership positions for next year!  If you have considered getting involved in a club, now is the time!  Involvement in club leadership provides invaluable experience and looks great on an application!   

Connect with UVU pre-health clubs on Orgsync.com or Facebook.

Pharmacy Club: Orgsync
Pre-Dental Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Medical Association: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Occupational Therapy Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Optometry Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Physician Assistant Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Physical Therapy Club: Facebook  Orgsync

MCAT Registration

Please be advised that registration for September MCAT exam dates is now open.  Seats for the entire testing year are now available for registration. Please note that the MCAT exam will also be offered on September 23, which is an update from the dates initially announced last fall.
For additional resources about registration, as well preparation, scores, and test day, please visit our Registration Toolkit.
If you have any questions, please email mcat2015@aamc.org.

UPDATED!  University of Utah School of Medicine (UUSOM) 2016 Application Requirement Changes

The University of Utah School of Medicine (UUSOM) has announced the following changes that will apply to the 2016 application cycle:
1.UUSOM will no longer require a diversity course.
2.The letters of recommendation requirements have been reduced from 6 to 4.  The required letters are as follows:

  • 1 Science Professor – Letter must be from a faculty member who taught the applicant in a traditional lecture classroom setting and assigned them a grade in chemistry, biology or physics.
  • 1 Professor – Letter must be from a faculty member who taught the applicant and assigned them a grade.  May include science, and non-science courses including music, labs, dance, etc.
  • 1 Other Supervisor or Research – Letter must be from a research supervisor or supervisor of the applicant’s choice.
  • 1 Community Service or Patient Exposure – Letter must address the applicant’s community service and/or patient exposure.

NOTE:  Applicants may not use one letter to fulfill two requirements
3. Activities
Community/Volunteer Service hours have been adjusted.
Min:       36 hours completed within the last 4 years
Avg:       100 hours completed within the last 4 years
               Min:       Part of a class where applicant answered or tested a hypothesis and received a grade. 
                              Examples:  A writing project, laboratory work, etc.
NOTE:  Research completed as part of a premedical course requirement will not be accepted.
Avg:       Hypothesis based research that is supervised by an individual with verifiable research credentials.  May include independent research or senior thesis.

UUSOM has made a correction to their MCAT requirement to accommodate the January, 2015 exam.  Please see the revised wording below:

Scores will be accepted for tests taken in 2015, 2014, and 2013.  For tests taken in 2013, 2014 and January, 2015, the best score for each section will be considered.  For tests taken after April 17, 2015, only the scores for the latest test will be accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes, please feel free to contact me.
Kristen Anderson
Pre-Medical Counselor
Utah Valley University


Important Application Dates


TMDSAS: Opens and can submit May 1st.
AMCAS: Opens May 5th, can submit June 2nd.
AACOMAS: Opens May 5th, can submit early June.


TMDSAS: Opens and can submit May 1st.
AADSAS: Opens and can submit June 2nd.

** See Upcoming Events below for Application Help Days! **



     New PostingUpcoming Events


Pre-Dental: AADSAS Application Help
Tuesday, June 2nd  10:00am-2:30pm  — LC 306

Your pre-dental counselor will be available to answer questions for you as you fill out and prepare to submit your dental school applications.

Pre-Dental: ADEA AADSAS Overview for the 2016 Cycle Webinar
Wednesday, June 3rd  1:00-2:00pm Tuesday, June 9th — 12:00-1:00pm  — Online

All predental students planning on applying to dental school this year should attend this live event! The presentation will cover an overview of the ADEA AADSAS application process, tips for a successful application, submitting additional materials directly to the dental schools and other pertinent information to help you through the application process.

Register now:



The Right Medical Schools for You Webinar
Monday, June 8th — 6:00pm  — Online

Completing the application process for medical school can be a daunting task. One of the many decisions you will have to make is to which schools you will send your application. We invite you to participate in a free live online session where Directors of Admissions from different medical schools will describe their school's mission and how they evaluate applicants for "mission fit." AAMC experts will also share information about resources for learning about the missions and requirements for different medical schools. 

Program includes:

  • Director of Admissions, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Director of Admissions, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

  • Director, Office of Medical Student Affairs, UCLA/Charles Drew University Medical Education Program 

We hope you will join us, but if you can't a recording of the session will be available on the AAMC website at a later date. Feel free to share this invitation with your friends, classmates, or prehealth club. You will receive details for logging in to the session once you complete registration



Pre-Dental: ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair

Thursday, June 11th — 9:00am-7:00pm  — Online

Thinking about applying to dental school? Want to learn more about dentistry? The 2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair is a FREE, live, ONLINE event where prospective students can visit multiple virtual dental school booths—without travel or registration fees.

The Fair provides opportunities for prospective dental students to:

  • Chat live with dental school admissions representatives.
  • Watch presentations about financing a dental education, the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS) and the dental school application process.
  • Browse and download brochures, videos and dental school information.
  • Network with other predental students in a live chat forum.

Representatives from dental schools all over the country will attend the Fair to answer questions. Attendees should come prepared to speak with dental school representatives. Attendees do not need to be available for the full time of the event. 

Register Now

Pre-Dental: Roseman Pre-Dental Sim Course

Friday & Saturday, June 12th & 13th— Roseman University

Registration is now open and is limited to just 80 students.  If Roseman is one of your top schools, this is one to register for.  For more information, visit http://www.rosemanadea.com/pre-dental-sim-course/

     New PostingInternship, Volunteer & Patient Contact Opportunities



Internship: Courage Reins Therapeautic Riding Center

Courage Reins mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding and other equine based activities. Interns will assist with providing a safe, fun, and challenging setting for physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of clients.

For more information, visit: Equine Therapy Intern

Student Tutoring Jobs

The Academic Tutoring Center is currently looking for experienced students who have taken both CHEM I and II, PHYS I and II, and several other CHEM, PHYS and BIO courses. As a UVU tutor, many of our student employees value the experiences they gain while working with their peers; not to mention the benefit of keeping these courses fresh in their mind! 
We are primarily looking to hire student tutors for the upcoming Fall 2015 semester; however, we may have a few summer openings. 
For more information, visit https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/13467 

Physical Therapy Internships: Alpine Fitness

This is a high-performance internship for students who are seeking excellence in physical therapy and in the health industry. We are still 100% for placement in Physical Therapy school and remain one of the best internships for hands-on experience. This is also a good opportunity to meet and network with students in different health programs from different schools. 

By the end of your 200-hour internship you will be able to:
• Perform and know when to use different physical therapy modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation, interferential current, combo and iontophoresis),
• Be proficient in correctly documenting physical therapy notes: SOAP notes, treatment records, and procedure records;
• Perform PNF and different mobilizations of the neck, shoulder and ankle,
• Create effective Home Exercise Programs for physical therapy patients,
• Know how to create workouts and instruct cross fit classes, and…
• Be the best you can be!

For more information: Physical Therapy Internships

Volunteer: Utah County Crisis Line

Are you looking for a unique and fulfilling volunteer experience? Consider becoming a Lifeline at the Utah County Crisis Line. We are a free, 24 hour, confidential listening line that provides support and community resources for people in crisis. We receive calls for a variety of reasons including: thoughts of suicide, depression, addiction, sickness, death of a loved one, abuse, stress, or any situation the caller may feel unable to cope with. We listen and guide people to local agencies to help them find long-term solutions.

As a volunteer you will gain professional training, work experience, hours that work around your schedule, volunteer tokens of appreciation, and personal fulfillment knowing that YOU are someone's Lifeline. The skills you learn will benefit you in your everyday life; at school, on the job, and in your relationships with others.

To qualify:
• You must be at least 18 years of age.
• You must live in Utah County.
• You must be willing to submit to a background check.
• You must be mentally and emotionally stable.
• You must be willing to make a 4 month commitment and work one 3 hour shift a week and 1 overnight shift every 4-6 weeks.

Come join our team of caring individuals as we support the community with this valuable resource. For more information about training dates, applications, or internship opportunities, please email: utahcountycrisisline@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support!
Website: www.crisislineuc.org
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/utahcountycrisisline




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Get Involved: Join a Club, Pay Your Dues

It is one thing to simply say you joined a club; it is quite another to be involved!  UVU has several excellent clubs on campus especially for pre-health students.  These clubs provide great opportunities to those involved including but not limited to networking, service, and leadership experience.  They also provide unique experiences for their members including the opportunity to interact with local healthcare professionals as well as representatives from health professions programs.  All clubs at UVU are required to have club dues; this is a nominal fee which is used to help fund club events and activities.  Get involved today!
To join a club, go to: http://uvu.orgsync.com/org/clubs
To pay your club dues, visit the Clubs Office (SL 122) OR pay online.
1. Login to your UV Link (https://uvlink.uvu.edu)
2. Click 'Student' tab
3. Click 'Student Services and Resources' tab
4. Click 'Pay Club Dues'
5. Select the Club of your choice
6. Enter payment info
7. Submit!

Free Workshop: Memory Techniques for Students

For more information and to register, visit http://wwww.irisreading.com/memory-techniques/.

Attempt a Free MCAT-2015 Practice Exam Today

This is a free resource available to premed students nationwide, at no cost or obligation.

 ​Access Your Exam

To access your exam, follow the link below. Scroll down to "Take a Free Test," Enter your information, then check your email for the exam link. If you do not receive your link, check your junk folder. If that does not work, add altiustestprep.com to your email white list and repeat the process. The exam is half-length and requires a full four (4) hours to complete, so plan accordingly.

 MCAT 2015 Practice Exam​

 Scroll down to "Take a Free Test," in order to get to the exam. 







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The Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy.   For Dental Hygiene be sure to contact the Dental Hygiene department advisor.  If you are interested in Radiology Tech or Respiratory Therapy,  please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.

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